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Passengers on tarmac for eight hours after long-haul to Australia
13th December 2014 Passengers on tarmac for eight hours after long-haul to Australia SYDNEY: – Passengers on a flight from the United States to Australia endured an even longer journey than they were expecting when their plane was diverted and then spent eight hours waiting on the tarmac, reports said Saturday....
Dollar mixed following weak US inflation data
13th December 2014 Dollar mixed following weak US inflation data NEW YORK: – The dollar Friday fell against the euro, but gained on the Japanese yen following weak US inflation data. US producer prices fell 0.2 percent in November, according to data from the Labor Department. While the...
US House approves $1.1 trillion spending bill, averts shutdown
12th December 2014 US House approves $1.1 trillion spending bill, averts shutdown by Michael Mathes WASHINGTON: – Facing intense pressure to avoid a government shutdown, the US House of Representatives narrowly passed a $1.1 trillion federal spending bill Thursday, sending it to the Senate after it was ushered through barely...
Dollar rises as confidence in US economy grows
12th December 2014 Dollar rises as confidence in US economy grows TOKYO: – The dollar rose against other currencies in Asia on Friday as a strong US retail sales report reinforced investor confidence in the world’s largest economy. The dollar was at 118.81 yen in afternoon trade compared with...
China angles for Central America influence in US ‘backyard’
12th December 2014 China angles for Central America influence in US ‘backyard’ by Katell ABIVEN MANAGUA: – With ambitious plans for a canal through Nicaragua and a Honduran hydroelectric dam, Chinese firms are increasingly testing the waters in Central America, a region long considered the United States’ backyard. The audacious...
US House approves spending bill to avoid government shutdown
12th December 2014 US House approves spending bill to avoid government shutdown WASHINGTON:- The US House of Representatives narrowly approved a $1.1 trillion, nine-month federal spending bill late Thursday, barely two hours before a midnight government shutdown deadline. The 219-206 vote followed a bruising day of arm-twisting by the White...
US budget leaves IMF reforms in doubt
11th December 2014 US budget leaves IMF reforms in doubt by Paul HANDLEY WASHINGTON: – Crucial reforms of the International Monetary Fund were left hanging Wednesday after the US Congress failed to endorse them in the final budget legislation of the year. The IMF had held out hopes...
eBay may slash thousands of jobs ahead of PayPal split
11th December 2014 eBay may slash thousands of jobs ahead of PayPal split NEW YORK:- US online retail giant eBay may slash thousands of jobs early next year as it prepares to separate from PayPal to become an independent company, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Some 3,000 jobs — about...
Asian shares mostly lower after Wall St tumble
11th December 2014 Asian shares mostly lower after Wall St tumble HONG KONG: – Asian markets mostly sank again Thursday after Wall Street was hit by a further fall in oil prices, while the dollar edged up after tumbling against the yen. Analysts said traders were taking their cash...
Dollar mixed after falls on risk aversion
11th December 2014 Dollar mixed after falls on risk aversion TOKYO: – The dollar was mixed in Asia on Thursday, after taking a hit in New York as dealers shifted to safer investments such as US government bonds. The greenback climbed to 118.15 yen in Tokyo midday trade,...
Dollar slips in Asian trade
10th December 2014 Dollar slips in Asian trade TOKYO: – The dollar slipped against the yen in Asian trade Wednesday as risk appetite subsided and as eurozone fears returned on news that Greece had brought forward a destabilising presidential election. The dollar bought 119.52 yen in...
Asia ekes out gains, sombre data offsets robust U.S. jobs numbers
8th December 2014 Asia ekes out gains, sombre data offsets robust U.S. jobs numbers TOKYO:- Asian stocks eked out gains on Monday in wake of much stronger-than-expected U.S. employment numbers, although sobering data highlighted the sluggishness in the region’s key economies and tempered gains. The dollar hovered at multi-year highs against the...
Asian markets mixed to higher after US jobs data
8th December 2014 Asian markets mixed to higher after US jobs data HONG KONG:- Asian shares closed mixed to higher Monday after a better-than-expected jump in US jobs creation, while another batch of weak Chinese trade figures fanned talk Beijing will introduce further economy-boosting measures. The dollar continued its march...
Hong Kong, Shanghai shares up on China stimulus hopes
8th December 2014 Hong Kong, Shanghai shares up on China stimulus hopes HONG KONG:- Shares in Hong Kong climbed 0.19 percent Monday as another batch of weak Chinese economic data fuelled hopes of further easing measures by Beijing. A surge in US jobs creation also provided support. The Hang Seng...
Tokyo stocks close flat
8th December 2014 Tokyo stocks close flat TOKYO:- Tokyo stocks closed flat Monday as buying on strong US jobs data and a weak yen fizzled. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange inched up 0.08 percent, or 15.19 points, to 17,935.64, the highest...
Tokyo stocks close flat
8th December 2014 Tokyo stocks close flat TOKYO:- Tokyo stocks closed flat Monday as buying prompted by strong US jobs data and a weak yen fizzled out. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange inched up 0.08 percent, or 15.19 points, to 17,935.64,...
Tokyo stocks open 0.47% higher
8th December 2014 Tokyo stocks open 0.47% higher TOKYO:- Tokyo stocks opened 0.47 percent higher on Monday after robust US jobs data boosted the dollar above 121 yen, which benefits Japanese exporters. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which closed at a fresh...
Asian markets mixed after US jobs data
8th December 2014 Asian markets mixed after US jobs data HONG KONG:- Asian shares were mixed Monday after data last week showed a better-than-expected jump in US jobs creation, while Japan said its economy contracted more than initially thought in the third quarter. The dollar continued its march...
Dollar holds up after boost on strong jobs data
8th December 2014 Dollar holds up after boost on strong jobs data TOKYO:- The dollar edged higher against the yen in Asia on Monday after rallying at the end of last week on strong US jobs data. The greenback was at 121.59 yen in midday Tokyo trade, compared with 121.44...
US brushes aside assumptions linking Pakistan to Kashmir violence
6th December 2014 US brushes aside assumptions linking Pakistan to Kashmir violence WASHINGTON:-The United States has cautioned against making any assumptions linking Pakistan to the latest violence in the Indian occupied Kashmir, while also brushing aside the notion that last week’s meeting between Army Chief General Raheel Sharif and Secretary...
Ebola-hit countries seek recovery plan to ‘keep standing’
6th December 2014 Ebola-hit countries seek recovery plan to ‘keep standing’ UNITED NATIONS, United States:- Ebola-hit countries urged the United Nations on Friday to come up with an economic recovery plan to help them cushion the outbreak’s devastating blow on agriculture, mining and public finances. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra...
Obama to nominate Pentagon chief Friday
5th December 2014 Obama to nominate Pentagon chief Friday WASHINGTON:- President Barack Obama on Friday will announce his choice to replace Chuck Hagel as Pentagon chief, the White House said. Favored for the post is Ashton Carter, a former deputy defense secretary under Leon Panetta from October...
Airlift to ease Japan french fry shortage
5th December 2014 Airlift to ease Japan french fry shortage TOKYO:- Restaurants in Japan are rushing to secure supplies of french fries after shipment delays from the US, with one chain readying to airlift 200 tons of chips. Giants of the fast food and “family restaurant” sectors, which...
US health care worker in WAfrica brought home for Ebola tests
4th December 2014 US health care worker in WAfrica brought home for Ebola tests WASHINGTON:- A US health care worker who has been assisting efforts in west Africa has been flown to the United States to be tested for Ebola in Atlanta, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. Emory University Hospital will monitor the...
Dollar up in Asia after positive Fed report on US economy
4th December 2014 Dollar up in Asia after positive Fed report on US economy TOKYO:- The dollar on Thursday edged closer to 120 yen after the Federal Reserve published an upbeat outlook on the US economy, while the euro was mixed ahead of a European Central Bank policy meeting. In Tokyo the...
US says Iranian fighter jets bomb IS jihadists in Iraq
3rd December 2014 US says Iranian fighter jets bomb IS jihadists in Iraq by Dan De Luce WASHINGTON:- Iranian fighter jets struck Islamic State militants in eastern Iraq in recent days, the Pentagon said Tuesday, signaling Tehran’s determination to confront the jihadists and Washington’s tacit partnership with arch-foe Iran. The air...
 
 
 



 
 
 



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